‘Red Grape’


Full nameTradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Red Grape’.
Name statusAccepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.

Established with a description by Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. (1998, p. 52).
OriginsSeedling from Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Concord Grape’, bred by Kevin Vaughn (personal correspondence, January 2022).
ClassificationLike other hardy garden hybrids, it is now placed in the Andersoniana Group. These hybrids are sometimes mislabelled as Tradescantia virginiana or the invalid botanical hybrid Tradescantia × andersoniana.
Legal protectionNone.
AvailabilityAvailable from many nurseries.


Described by Kevin Vaughan (personal correspondence, January 2022), and Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. (1998, p. 52), with reference to the RHS Colour Chart.

Cultivar groupTradescantia Andersoniana Group.
Growth habit38cm high.
FoliageVery narrow, bluish.
FlowersVivid purple (81A).
ComparisonsSame foliage and flower habits as Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Concord Grape’.


Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. (1998). “It’s not easy being variegated!”: 1998 Sales Catalog and Plant Owner’s Manual.